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Friday, 15 March 2019 13:51

Container from Columbia found to contain 3,200 pounds of cocaine

552 Cocaine container import


A container arriving in Newark on the Carlotta, a container ship coming from Columbia, was found to contain 3,200 pounds of cocaine. The container was supposed to contain dried fruit. However, US CBP officers decided to investigate it after noticing that the pins holding the doors looked to have been tampered with. This was the largest drug shipment to be intercepted at Port Newark in a quarter-century, and the drugs have a street-value of $77 million. The bust comes as cocaine makes a comeback in New York City and elevates concerns that ports are a point of illegal entry for criminal activity.



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